Commodore 64 is Reborn!

On September 7, 2009

Yes, its true… the C64 emulator by Manomio has finally been approved by apple for your iPhone and iTouch.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much stuff i did with my c64 when i was a kid but you’d be surprised how much could be accomplished with just 64k of memory.

Arnold Kim reported yesterday on Touch Arcade, Apple appears to have requested the removal of the Commodore BASIC interpreter from the application which allows running arbitrary code.  I guess having an interpreted language inside an app is a big no no for Apple.

Its amazing that over 20 years ago, Commodore outsold the Apple II by leaps and bounds (maybe it was the price?  maybe the quality of the sid chip?).  Whatever it was, Commodore had over 12 million computers in households, and now in one move, its available to over 45 million iPhone users and countless iTouch users.

I wonder if the emulator will outsell the original?!